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What is a lick glanuloma? Why does my dog lick his leg?

Dogs can be so puzzling when they constantly lick their legs or paws.  A lick granuloma can result from the dog’s constant linking the lower portion of their legs. The lick granuloma is actually a lesion that can initially be red, swollen, irritated, and bleeding, similar to a hot spot (wet eczema). The dog’s incessant licking of the lesion eventually results in a thickened, firm, oval plaque. The most common cause appears to be psychological, related to stress, anxiety, separation anxiety, boredom, or compulsiveness. Lick granulomas are especially seen in active dogs left alone for long periods of time. One … Continue reading

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How To Get Your Dog To Sleep In His Own Bed in Five Easy Steps

Do you find yourself waking up at night with a furry creature breathing in your face? Or scratching?  You’re not alone, many pet owners let their dogs sleep with them only to find that the dog takes over and they can’t sleep. While this is cute, it’s not healthy. Dogs bring a lot of junk with them into your bed, including dirt and bacteria that they happily roll around in. And they sleep on your pillow and scratch themselves all over your bed! That’s not only yucky, it’s also unhealthy for you. And it’s not good for your dog. Dogs … Continue reading

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Top 5 Smartest Dogs

Have you ever wondered which dog breed is the smartest? Is your furry companion among the brightest? We’ve done our research and found out which breeds are considered the world’s most intelligent dogs. Does yours make the list? #5 – Doberman Pinscher Once bred as war and police dogs, the doberman pinscher may seem fearsome, but they are actually quite gentle and docile. Smart and assertive, this popular breed can be trained for guard duty or they can simply be a great family pet. #4 – Golden Retriever Considered highly intelligent, the golden retriever can learn over 200 commands. They … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Traveling with your Dog

It’s important for your pet to be safe as they see the world with you. Dogs love adventure as much as you do and  it is in their nature to explore new places and meet new people. However, often traveling with your dog can be difficult.  You need advanced planning for pet-friendly lodging and airlines but others arise such as the practicalities of dog travel. Here’s 10 Tips To Make Your Travel Easier 1. Purchase a good, solid dog carrier and a dog car harness. Don’t even consider traveling without one.  If you are traveling in your car,  it’s not … Continue reading

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How Do I Stop My Dog From Barking

This is the number one complaint of owners.  We have researched the best answers and have fine-tuned our anti-dog barking products based on customer feedback and our dog panel of product testers. Try these techniques to stop your dog from barking. All of them can be successful, but don’t expect miracles overnight. The longer your dog has been practicing the barking behavior, the longer it will take for him to change his ways. Keep these tips in mind while training: Don’t yell at your dog to be quiet—it just sounds like you’re barking along with him. Keep your training sessions … Continue reading

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Why Does My Dog Growl at other Dogs?

This is the number one question we ponder on our daily walk. When walking our dogs, we meet a new dog who seems so friendly.  Our dog is friendly as a general rule with other dogs, but SOMETIMES out of nowhere, he starts up with the other dog. This article written by Jolanta Benal seems to be the best article we can find on this subject. Many of us have had that uh-oh moment when our dog suddenly doesn’t look so friendly. My beloved dog Izzy once growled at me when I came up behind her while she was working … Continue reading

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Dogs & Separation Anxiety

Dogs are the happiest when they are with their best pal-you.  Often people treat the symptoms of separation anxiety without understanding what this causing the behavior and fixing it at the root of the problem. This article from the Humane Society addresses ways to help you help your dog. Dogs with separation anxiety exhibit distress and behavior problems when they’re left alone. The most common behaviors include: Digging and scratching at doors or windows in an attempt to reunite with their owners Destructive chewing Howling, barking, and whining Urination and defecation (even with otherwise housetrained dogs) Is it separation anxiety? … Continue reading

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